When a subject is being discussed by one group and the 'camera' cuts to another where the dialogue seemingly continues, is in answer to, or is vaguely linked to the first scene...but isn't really linked except on a stylistic level.

'''For example:'''

--> '''Bob:''' I'm sorry Samantha, I don't think I can see you anymore. We just aren't right for each other.\\
''Cut to a different group of characters''\\
'''Leslie:''' You can't see me?\\
'''Jessie:''' Yeah! You've turned completely invisible!

The context and subject have been changed, but an element of the last conversation has been carried over, creating the impression of a clever link when none actually exists. Often takes the form of a question.

See also: SwitchingPOV. Contrast AnswerCut, IronicEchoCut and TwoScenesOneDialogue, where the dialogue is intrinsically linked. Compare MatchCut, when it's done with an object.


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%%* A 90's commercial for Denny's featured a long string of these among the various patrons.

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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* In the second to last chapter of ''FruitsBasket'', Tohru and Kyo affirm their love in front of her mother's grave and walk off hand-in-hand, followed by a "''NO!''" from the direction of the grave, and two pages of disembodied dialogue lamenting Tohru's fate...[[spoiler: which is revealed to be a flashback to Kyoko's dying thoughts as she panicked that her daughter would be left alone, and reveals she actually wanted Kyo to watch over her.]]

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* ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' uses this repeatedly, especially at scene changes from the [[ShowWithinAShow comic-within-a-comic]] Tales of the Black Freighter to the main plot-- for example, from the newsstand owner talking about how newsvendors are tough survivors, to a shipwreck survivor standing on a beach crying. Or from Nite Owl saying "It'll be like coming home," to the shipwrecked man finally arriving on the mainland. "I could be no more than twenty miles from Davidstown. I was home."

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* From ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'':
--> '''Calvin:''' ''[to the [[LiteralSplitPersonality dark Socrates]]]'' You borrowed bits of that speech from something, didn't you? I don't know what, but you did.\\
'''Sherman:''' ''[outside, trying to fix Socrates' transmitter chip]'' I borrowed bits from an old software. I should be able to trick the chip's systems into thinking it's an all-new upgrade.

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[[folder: Film ]]

* ''AustinPowers'' does this [[OverlyLongGag multiple times]] in its famous 'Johnson' joke montage.
* At the very beginning of ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} Cars 2]]'', Finn [=McMissile's=] interrupted dialogue while escaping the Lemons' oil rig is suddenly finished by Mater in Radiator Springs.

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%%* ''Literature/{{Aquila}}'' was very fond of this.
* Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Discworld/{{Mort}}'' has a cut from Keli telling Cutwell, "I think there's something I ought to tell you" to Death saying [[/folder]]

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because Mort has just said the same to him -- then lampshades it with a passage about the technique.
%%* Common in the novel ''Literature/CatchTwentyTwo''. Often, it's done so subtly that you don't even realize you've changed scenes until a few sentences in.

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* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' uses this sometimes. A character will be walking through the hospital and pondering their predicament, and their thoughts fluidly pass into another character's thoughts by sharing the same dialogue. This happens a few times in a row and the characters' problems are pretty much entirely unrelated. Here's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6P57A7kVUs&t=7m36s one bit]] of one of the better examples:
--> '''Carla's Narration:''' ...In a lot of ways, I guess I'm as stubborn as he is. I wish I could make some sense out of...\\
'''Janitor's Narration:''' ...this. Thirty cents to be exact. Damn riddle! Easy, Janitor. You'll get this.
%%* ''OneTreeHill'': Many episodes use this with a single word, as well as with questions.
* One episode of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' has an infamous example of this:
-->'''Willow:''' "Dawnie, you can help me research. We'll hop on-line, check all the—"
-->[SmashCut to Buffy in an asylum, a doctor talking to her parents.]
-->'''Doctor:''' "—possibilities for a full recovery, but we have to proceed cautiously."
* Likewise on ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' when the action cuts between one of Crichton's hallucinations and what's happening in real time.


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[[folder: Music ]]

* The ''Miss Susie song'' could be considered this. Each verse has a LastSecondWordSwap which leads into the next, unrelated verse. Such as:
-->Miss Susie had a steamboat\\
The steamboat had a bell\\
Miss Susie went to Heaven\\
The steamboat went to\\
Hello operator\\
Please give me number nine...

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* There's an {{Improv}} Theater Game called "Freeze" that has this as its base. It uses two pairs of people: one pair starts a scene and at some point "freeze" or another stop word is called, the other pair go up and start their own completely unrelated scene using the last line from the first scene as their first line. Then back again, with both scenes continuing.

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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' has [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20051021 this]] scene. And yes, if she were there, that was what ''she'd say'', most likely.

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%%* ''DragonBallZAbridged'' occasionally does this to tie an episode together. Sometimes, they'll cut between two plots repeatedly like this.


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%%* Featured at least once in every episode of {{Archer}}.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
--> '''Cartman:''' ''(watching the Queef Sisters at his house with his friends)'' "Dude! What the hell is this disgusting crap?!"
--> '''Philip:''' ''(watching the Queef Sisters at CBC with Terrance)'' "What the hell is this disgusting crap?!"


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